What are the differences between MediaFire and RapidShare?

Let us understand the concepts of MediaFire and Rapidshare before learning the differences between them.


MediaFire is a cloud storage service and file hosting service which became more popular as a platform for sharing large files. It was owned by MediaFire LLC in 2006. Actually, it has a reputation for having poor privacy which is difficult for it to overcome, and because of its limited capabilities it has been kept aside from the list of the best cloud storage services.

MediaFire is providing 10GB storage for free and up to 50 GB free with bonuses, we can store all our files, photos, audio and videos. It helps us to easily share large files through emails. It provides unlimited ad-supported downloads with no waiting times.


The features of MediaFire are as follows −

  • Instantly recover deleted files

  • Share and collaborate files

  • Easily share large files and folders

  • File sharing management

  • Cloud storage security

  • Cloud Administration.


The advantages of MediaFire are as follows −

  • 10GB free storage

  • Very large file size limit

  • More transfer speeds to and from MediaFire

  • Easy to use

  • Cost-effective consumption based-model

  • Very reliable and secure platform


The disadvantages of MediaFire are as follows −

  • No file encryption

  • Too many ads

  • Very few features

  • Terrible design

  • Poor customer support

  • Data consumption is more customizable


RapidShare is an online file hosting service started in the year 2002 by Christian Schmid and dissolved in the year 2015.


The features of RapidShare are as follows −

  • It is an online file storage service that helps to upload multiple files and generate a private download links

  • With the help of the link we can share the content to anyone

  • Uploading files to Rapidshare is easy just select the file and click the “Upload” button

  • We can also use the Flash-based upload manager that allows us to upload up to three files at a time.

  • The size limit for RapidShare files is 500 MB, but we can split up larger archives if necessary.

  • The free account has some limitations like files can only be downloaded 10 times and the RapidShare links are erased after 60 days of inactivity.

  • The RapidShare Premium account is much faster.

  • The sign up for RapidShare is free and helps us to manage files in an organized way.


The advantages of RapidShare are as follows −

  • Easy to use

  • It is fast and efficient file storage.

  • It has a Flash uploader.

The disadvantage is that there are certain limitations in free accounts.


The major differences between MediaFire and RapidShare are as follows −

MediaFire was owned by MediaFire LLC in 2006.
RapidShare was launched in the year 2001 by Christian Schmid.
MediaFire offers 10GB free storage space.
RapidShare offers limited storage for free.
MediaFire offers 100 TB maximum storage space for paid accounts
RapidShare offers limited storage space for paid accounts.
MediaFire files can be downloaded multiple times.
For free accounts the RapidShare is offering that files can be downloaded only 10 times.
MediaFire provides file hosting service, file synchronization service and cloud storage service.
RapidShare provides file hosting service and online backup service.
MediaFire is still in use.
RapidShare service was suspended in 2015.
MediaFire is supporting OS X, Windows, iOS and Android operating systems.
RapidShare supports all operating systems.
MediaFire is allowing a maximum file size of 20 GB.
RapidShare allow maximum size per file is 500 MB
MediaFire links are not expired.
If RapidShare is inactive till 60 days then the link will expire.
The MediaFire band-width limit is 10 TB.
RapidShare band-width is limited based on paid plans.
It provides 1 TB storage space for referral
RapidShare does not have a referral system.